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MailChimp Automation allows you to create a series of targeted emails that send when triggered by a specific date, event, or subscriber’s activity. We've created several preset workflow options for you based a variety of industries and events. Use one of these workflows to get started with Automation.
In this article, you'll learn about the different Automation workflow types available in MailChimp.
E-Commerce and Retail Workflows
Specific Product Follow-Up
Ask for a review after someone buys a specific product from your store.
Promote related items after someone buys from a specific category.
Any Product Follow-Up
Send a follow-up message after a customer purchases any product from your store.
Reward your best customers with sale announcements or special coupons.
Win back customers who haven’t purchased from your store in a specific timeframe.
Encourage customers to complete their purchase if they leave items in their cart.
Send a welcome series to new customers when they make their first purchase.
Acknowledge your most generous donors with a special message or donor gift.
Welcome new volunteers or donors, and share ways they can support your organization.
Remind inactive supporters of your mission, and share ways they can support your cause.
Send a membership renewal reminder based on a donor’s last contribution, or when they joined your list.
Announce a volunteer opportunity or fundraising event, and invite supporters to get involved.
New Student Orientation
Welcome new students, and share resources to help them get started.
Educate students through a series of lessons, assignments, and projects.
Re-engage students with new course offerings, study tips, and enrollment discounts.
Send a follow-up message after a listener purchases music from your store.
Fan Orientation: Band
Invite new fans to your social networks, share band news, or offer free downloads.
Fan Orientation: Record Label
Welcome fans, introduce them to artists on your label, or offer free downloads.
Announce an upcoming show or tour.
Follow up with fans after a live show.
Product Feature Engagement
Support your current users by announcing product updates and new features.
Share tips and resources to help new users become experts with your product.
Engage your users with upcoming product information, features, and release dates.
Send a download link to your product whitepaper after a user visits your webpage.
List Activity Workflows
Greet new subscribers after they join your list.
After someone signs up to your list, send them a series of informational emails.
Send a welcome series to say hello, each time someone joins your list.
Joins List Group
Send an email when subscribers join a list group.
Leaves List Group
Follow up or say goodbye to subscribers who leave a list group.
Date Based Workflows
List Added Date
Send an email based on when a subscriber joined your list.
Annually Recurring Date
Each year, send an email based on a subscriber’s date field.
Send subscribers a special birthday message or message series based on their birthday list field.
Send a one-time email based on a specific date in a subscriber's date field.
If a subscriber's date or birthday field information is February 29, and an automated email is set to send to the subscriber on that date, we will send the email on March 1 on non-leap years.
Create automated emails based on a combination of custom triggers and delays.
Trigger the start of a workflow with an API 3.0 call. After you create the email series in the MailChimp application or via the API, a list subscriber can be added to a workflow with a call to a URL we’ll provide to you. API requests can trigger an Automation email when a single subscriber meets your sending criteria via the API delay settings.
Goal Website Activity
Email subscribers when they visit your website. To use the Website Activity workflow, you need to set up the Goal integration in your MailChimp account and add the Goal tracking snippet in your website's code.